We knew a moment would come when the fake gold scam would turn into politics coz that is the only way these politicians kill investigations. Remember the Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal? The lifestyle Audit? They are no more because of politics.
The politicisation of the fake gold started with Zaheer Jhanda, the mastermind of the scam told a local media house that he was approached by four Rift Valley politicians to implicate Raila and Interior CS Fred Matiangi in the scam.
“ I have been approached by four Rift Valley MPs to implicate Raila and Matiangi “ Zahir today’s Standard Newspaper. The four MPs are Hon Sudi, Hon Caleb Kositany, Hon Koech and Gov sang. Alafu mnapiga Pang’anga Huko Kitale eti fulani alipanda Ndege.. @RobertAlai @Disembe
— Hon. Junet Mohamed (@JunetMohamed) May 19, 2019
Some people will question the timing of Jhanda’s statements, coming at a time when investigations are at an advanced stage. Is he just trying to buy himself some cushion?
On Saturday during a function in Kitale, Ruto asked those who have been implicated in the scandal to carry their own cross and stop dragging the name of the President in their woes.
The Tanga Tanga team asked Interior CS Fred Matiangi to resign because he has been implicated in the scandal that may soon turn into a diplomatic row between Kenya and the UAE.
— The Mnur Feruz (@Mnurferuz) May 19, 2019
And in a rejoinder, ODM through Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga has issued a statement warning Ruto and his team to stop dragging Raila and Matiangi’s name into the scandal. Wanga said that the Tanga Tanga team is trying to use the gold scandal to take the public eye from the corruption scandal.
‘Raila has been a Prime Minister and he has never been taken to court for stealing public land or constructing a hotel on public land.’ She said. She also said that those asking Matiang’i to resign are clueless.
Homabay Women Rep Gladys Wanga has come to the defense of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and CS Fred Matiang'i over allegations linking them to the #FakeGoldScam
— Abdiwahab Ibrahim (@hajiabey) May 19, 2019
Kenyans should not expect to know anything about the fake gold scandal. I can assure you that soon, the government will find a way of paying the Saudi Prince using tax payers money.
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